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Old 05-15-2007, 04:25 PM   #1501
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Tg... do not blame yourself. He's an adult. Young yes but still able to make up his own mind. He's being a brat! Sorry but he is. Let him. Don't rush out to save him. He needs to learn the hard way.

I know it is hard!!! I do!
But, you've done your part. Now it's time for him to grow up and do his.

Love him yes.
Save him.. no.

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Old 05-15-2007, 05:30 PM   #1502
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Well, my youngest stayed home today for his 20th birthday and just called to let me know that my oldest just came and got all of his stuff
I'm so sick. Maybe I should have just given in again and picked him up! I don't know how my mom survived 4 girls. I wish him the best and hope that he made the right decision. I want that day back so badly. It could all be different right now if I had gone and picked him up. I know he has to grow though. He has counted on me all his life to help him. I will continue to do so, with discretion.
Having been in that same position, my heart grieves for you TG. Try to stay strong.Nothing can take away the deep hurt you feel. It sounds though as if your younger son is offering you a shoulder to lean on? When you are hurt so much it's hard not to give way to manipulation; removing all his stuff is a form of manipulation but try to hang in there and not let him dictate the way forward. Let them both know how much you love them but hold to what you have said. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:27 PM   #1503
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How do you do it?? I'm scared to death for him. Everything that has already happened to him and he is hanging out with those low lifes again. I just don't understand!!
When one of my sons was a junior in high school he wanted to quit. We could not talk him out of it. So finally I said fine, go ahead and quit. I told him everyone makes mistakes and this was one of his. Well, thank God almost 2 years later he went back and graduated. He had to work it out for himself. It took time and all we could do was wait. All you can do is love them. ((Hugs))
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:25 PM   #1504
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grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.............

I have to work tomorrow, and maybe Monday too. Deadline on Tuesday that I wasn't expecting. I'm too deep into this project to pass it off to someone on the West Coast to work on this aft. Take too long to 'splain all the requirements, etc.


grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr............
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:44 PM   #1505
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Well muddie,
While Katie and I are out on the front porch watching the squirrels and sipping our vodka gimlets we'll observe a moment of respect for your exemplary work ethic.

Feel better?

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Old 05-25-2007, 06:01 PM   #1506
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sniff, sniff.
a little, Buck, thanks.
I'm gonna finish this glass of wine and sit my butt in front of the tv to watch the tape of the Lost finale and go to bed early feeling very sorry for myself.

Daughter has strict orders to finish her mountain of laundry from last week and help her father get ready for the BBQ on Sunday.
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:02 PM   #1507
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mudbug: I think someone on the West Coast is toasting Buck with a vodka gimlet.
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they don't know how lucky they are out there, Stir! they better drink up, and have a toast to me.
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I'm with you mud! I work tomorrow and Monday. At least it's an early day at 1 on Monday. DH and both sons are all off that day. Wonder if they will come help me?? WHATEVER!!
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I don't put anybody's whim's on my clock. But I am flexible. If everybody wants to take a nap and I want to go on a picnic, I just pack up and go with a good book or a magazine. If they are still sleeping when I get back after a hour or two, I just sink in the tub. Sometimes there is still time left to watch a movie.

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